Our Mission

Our Mission

 

To transform lives through ecumenism, capacity building, advocacy and service delivery.

 

Our Vision2

Our Vision

One Church; United in Faith and Mission Witnessing to Jesus Christ and Transforming Lives.

Our Values2

Our Values

In pursuing its Christian calling, the Council shall uphold:

  • Integrity through accountability and transparency;
  • Stewardship through sound resource management;
  • Professionalism through competence and efficiency;
  • Partnership by collaborating with others;
  • Servant-hood through fair and humble service.
Mission & Vision

NyanzaNCCK's Chairman for Nyanza Region Rt. Rev. Prof. David Kodia is flanked by members of the region's leadership during a press briefing following a two-day conference in Kisumu.                                                   

                                                         UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL

                                                          Press Statement

Preamble
The Regional Conference of the NCCK Nyanza Region has met here at Jumuia Hotel Kisumu from 2nd to 3rd May 2018 under the theme Better Together (Psalm 133: 1 - 3). The Regional Conference is the supreme governance organ in the region and meets once every three years. More than one hundred delegates from the Member Churches of the NCCK participated in this Conference.

We considered matters of concern to the counties under our region, which are Homa Bay, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira and Siaya guded by the scripture:

How good an pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity … For there the Lord bestows His blessing, even life forevermore (Psalm 133: 1, 3)

We recognize that as a country we are just emerging from a two year long electioneering period that sapped our emotive and physical energies, and left in its wake a nation grossly divided along ethnic lines, deaths of loved ones, unhealed injuries and extensive destruction of livelihoods. The Bible however is teaching us the way out of this predicament is when we learn to build unity and cohesion in the nation.

We now wish to share the following message with the residents and governments of the counties of Nyanza Region and the entire country:

1. A Time to Build
This Regional Conference appreciates that as the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3: 1, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven”. As a nation, we need to move from the season of electioneering to one of building our lives and nation. For this to happen, there is need to embrace unity, as well as intra and inter ethnic cohesion at all levels. It is in this regard that we commend His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyata and and former Prime minister Hon Raila Amolo Odinga for setting an excellent example by extend a hand of fellowship to each other and agreeing to work for unity.

We now call upon the officials of both national and county governments focus on accomplishing the mandates for which they were appointed or elected. For them, it is now time to work for the betterment of the lives of all Kenyans. And for this to be achieved, there must be effective and comprehensive public participation in decision making processes. The culture of elected leaders imposing their cronies in development and community committees must come to an end. Community members must be given the space to pick their own representatives. On our part, we have committed that we as church leaders will seek to be integrated in community development decision making processes.

2. Need for Compassion in Leadership
This Regional Conference takes note that the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ was founded on compassion, as we read in Matthew 9: 36
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd

It is very saddening for us to realize that the political leadership in this nation is extremely callous and insensitive to the welfare of citizens. A key note in this regard is that as at today, more than 100 Kenyans have been killed in the wave of flooding and more than 150,000 displaced. Despite this, political actors are solely focused on 2022 politics. It is sad to note that the president did not address the issue of floods during his State of the Nation Address to Parliament yesterday despite the massive destruction on infrastructure across the nation.

This Regional Conference thus wishes to remind the governors of our six counties the provision in the article 12 of Schedule Four (Part 2) of the Constitution of Kenya which allocates to counties the responsibility for “Fire fighting services and disaster management”. We urge them to urgently put in place measures to provide humanitarian assistance to the families affected by the floods. Thereafter, counties will need to collaborate with the national government to enhance disaster and emergencies preparedness at village, constituency, county and national levels.

On our part, we will use our churches as platforms to promote and educate our people on climate change adaptation and build their resilience.

Further to this, this Regional Conference calls upon our county governments to show compassion by providing effective and sustainable solutions to the army worm invasion that is devastating our farms. We must bring to an end that evil practice of impoverishing the people so that they are perpetually dependent on handouts from politicians.

3. Infrastructural Development
This Regional Conference laments that after more than 50 years since Kenya gained independence, most of the areas in our counties are simply unreachable due to poor road and communication networks. We call upon our governors and county assemblies to open up our region by prioritizing the construction of all-weather roads in locations. We also urge the national government to construct and upgrade the roads that are in their docket so as to open the region to the national and international markets.

In addition, we especially wish to recommend that water projects be allocated adequate resources. We must honour our families by liberating them from the need to use water in ponds and puddles or directly from the lake for drinking, washing and cooking. The church is willing to partner with county governments to create awareness on Water and Sanitation for Health.

4. Conducive Environment for Investment
This Regional Conference recognizes that the level of development in the nation is dependent on the capacities of individual citizens to generate wealth. It is therefore of critical importance that a conducive environment for our people to undertake their livelihood activities successfully is natured. It is the onus of County governments to make the counties attractive for investment by locals and non locals as well.

In this regard we recommend the following:

(a) Streamlining and simplifying business licensing processes
(b) Just and equal enforcement of laws and regulations
(c) Protection of businesses from counterfeits
(d) Eradication of insecurity
(e) Arrest and prosecute any person who engages in ethnic or clan incitement

5. Reverse the Grabbing of Church Schools
Three years ago, this Regional Conference protested the blatant grabbing of church schools by the government. We appreciate that the process was stopped. However, we are concerned that the government is currently transferring head teachers, with total disregard to the school sponsors. We urge the Ministry of Education, and the Teachers’ Service Commission, to involve all key stakeholders especially the sponsors when such transfers are mooted.

6. New Leadership Team
This Regional Conference is honoured to announce that as provided for in the NCCK Constitution, new leadership teams have been elected in our counties and region. We wish to inform our member churches and organisations that the following are the chairpersons of NCCK County Coordinating Committees:

County Chairperson
Homa Bay Bishop Peter Midodo
Migori Bishop Dr John Okinda
Kisii Bishop John Orina Omangi
Kisumu Rev Simon Achar
Siaya Bishop Prof David Kodia
Nyamira Rev Leonard Mwasi

This Regional Conference also elected the following to the Regional Committee:

Name Position
Chairman Bishop Prof Canon David Kodia
Vice Chair Rev Eliud Nyakundi
Honorary Treasurer Rev Monica Opanga
Women Representative Rev Elizabeth Okumu
Youth Representative Job Mogendi
Persons With Disabilities Rep Nick Ondwat

Conclusion
We conclude by thanking God for the season of peace we have entered after a tumultuous electoral period. We wish to also share our heartfelt condolences with all those who lost their loved ones in the elections period and in the floods that we are currently experiencing. It is our prayer that God will heal you. We are also praying that God will heal and restore all those who were injured and those who lost their livelihoods. Let us always remember that we as Kenyans are better together.

May God bless our region and our nation now and forever more.

Signed on this 3rd day of May 2018 at Jumuia Hotel Kisumu

Right Rev Prof David Kodia
Regional Chairman, NCCK Nyanza Region

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